What did I think of this pattern? As I said in the title of the post, love the skirt! Super cute, easy to fit, I can see this working in all kinds of cottons but also in winter weight fabrics.
But the top . . .I dunno, it's just not me. I was going for a cool, slouchy look, with my shades on. All I can think when I look at this top is . . . nurse's scrub top. Eek, now I said it and you can't get it out of your head either. Am I right? Plus it's not your eyes, my outdoor photos were all a bit fuzzy. No matter what is is physically impossible not to put your hands in the pockets when wearing this skirt.
I am making it sound worse than it is, I really like the outfit. The top fabric is a remnant I had leftover from making a blouse for a client, it is a Mark Jacobs cotton lawn we ordered from Fashion Fabrics Club. The skirt is a stretch denim my neighbor Alice gave me ages ago. So cost of outfit, zero. That is certainly in its favor.
Maybe because I had all kinds of issues with the fit of the top and did major surgery on it to get it to feel comfortable and not like I was wearing something 3 sizes too big. I will do a follow up post on changes I made to the top pattern and some ideas I have for modifying the skirt pattern.
It is an interesting exercise to make something out of my usual zone, however it did end up confirming that I am not a loose and flowy style person. And this top is not really all that loose and flowy!
Onward, to continue with my summer separates. Plus I had a brainwave one night and devised a plan to refashion one of my yet unseen one-hit-wonders into a wearable summer dress. More on that to come.
Stay cool, Happy Summer sewing, Beth